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3 Things You Should Do After Getting Engaged

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Congratulations! You’re newly engaged, and the to-do list is starting to build. We’ve put together an engagement checklist for when you’re just starting to plan your wedding. 

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1. Pick your Date

The first step to wedding planning on your engagement checklist is deciding when you want to get married. Think about how long you want your engagement to be and what time of year you’d like to get married. If you’re planning a destination wedding, you may need to give yourself and your guests more time during the planning process to take off of work or to make travel accommodations in time.

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2. Figure out your Wedding Budget

There are a lot of factors that go into planning your wedding. A very, very important step of your engagement checklist is figuring out your budget. Deciding on your budget will help you pick out your vendors, venues, dress and more. It’s better to decipher how much you’re looking to spend early on rather than have to sacrifice what you want because you’ve exceeded your budget. During this time, it’s also a great period to decide if you want to hire a wedding planner. They can assist you in sticking to your budget, and also,lessening the stress of planning. 

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3. Select your Venue

The third and one of the most important things to do when planning your wedding is picking a venue. Find a venue that fits your style and what you’re dreaming of on your wedding day. Next, contact the venue to figure out their availability for the dates you’re interested in, pricing information and to set up a tour. 

Now, you’re well on your way to figuring out your big day! Chula Vista Resort offers a one-stop-shop for your wedding day. We provide in-house catering, on-site accommodations and highly-rated ceremony and reception sites. To find out more about Chula Vista Resort weddings, visit our website, contact our wedding coordinators or check out our reviews. It’s easy to check off plenty of items on your engagement checklist when you have your wedding with us at Chula Vista Resort. 


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